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I have a question regarding moving with a "recovering spook". Besides Miriam's track life, she has only lived only on 35 acres for the past 6 years and now we will be living in an apartment most likely for the rest of her life. Background: I call Miriam a recovering spook because I know she will have a bit of "spookiness" in her forever. When we failed fostering 6 years ago, she was afraid of everything. She was only slightly less afraid of me (I guess it pays to be a short female human) than Roy. She would not even approach Roy. When Roy approached her, she just shook. For the firs
I've had my greyhound for going on 3 years now. When I first adopted him, he was crated while I was gone. He was crated for a few months. He never seemed to love his crate, but I was always advised to keep him crated. Then I received complaints that he cried all day. After this, I transitioned him out of the crate, and he seemed to relax while home alone. I was able to leave at any time and he'd just sleep on his bed, or the couch. He was very comfortable. About 6 months ago, I moved into a new apartment. I didn't even bother with the crate as he had been out of it for months at that point
Context: we've had our greyhound Maisie (almost 3yo) for right at a year. About a month ago, we purchased our first home and moved in. Before that we lived in an apartment. In the apartment, Maisie never had a problem in her crate. In fact, she preferred to be in there when we were gone. She did sleep in the crate at first but after about six months it was no longer necessary. The crate has been in our bedroom in both the apartment and the house. Now in the house, it's clear she has anxiety in the crate. Often times we will come back after a few hours and the tray (under the